Cannon School’s Class of 2019 are officially graduates.
The 106 members of the class celebrated the Upper School Commencement on Friday, May 24 at the school’s Poplar Tent Road campus in Concord.
The commencement address was delivered by Elizabeth Boll Ventura, Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing at SunTrust Bank. Ventura is also the proud parent of graduating seniors (and triplets) Cole, Gillian, and John, as well as twins Hannah and Tyler.
Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the nominees competing in the 8th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 19, at Belk Theater.
The Blumey Awards program recognizes and celebrates the best in high school musical theater and fosters even greater achievements in the future.
Former Charlotte Observer girls golfer of the year Anna Redding will play in the first Augusta National Women’s Amateur on Wednesday.
Redding, a four-time state champion at Concord Cannon School, will tee off at 9:24 a.m. at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans, Ga.
The tournament was established to boost interest in the women’s game and will feature a 72-player international field. The 54-hole, or three-day event, will have a cut after 36 holes at Champions. The top 30 players will play the final round at Augusta National Golf Club, site of the Masters. This will be the first women’s event held at Augusta National.
Upper School students from Cannon School recently participated in a Day of Service, completing dozens of philanthropic tasks.
On-campus groups cleaned campus facilities and buses, made paracord bracelets for the troops, braided chew toys for the Humane Society, built benches and corn hole boards for Habitat for Humanity, assembled sandwiches for Urban Ministry, put together toiletry bags for Soap N' Hope and tied blankets for patients at Ronald McDonald House.
Cabarrus basketball fans have lived a blessed life for a county this size.
You ask for a high school boys basketball achievement, and chances are this county has seen it up close, whether it’s state championship teams or individual accolades such as all-state performers, North Carolina Mr. Basketball winners, and, most recently, a McDonald’s All-American.
Cannon School’s Black Student Affinity Group organized its second annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast to encourage discussion and collaboration.
The event was held at the school on Monday, Jan. 21 and it was organized by student leaders in the group. Michelle Zelaya, associate dean of students who also oversees the school’s diversity efforts, said all Cannon students of color and their parents were invited to participate.
“It’s a chance for them to meet each other and get to know each other,” she said. “It gave us a chance to reflect and think and connect with other families in the same age range.”
Cannon School and the West Cabarrus YMCA recently partnered to provide sixth grade students with a truly immersive experience; building and testing submarines. Students started the week building thrusters and submarines while doing a “deep dive” into the history of naval navigation and the scientific principles surrounding buoyancy and density.
The project concluded at the YMCA where students tested their submarines in the pool.
Sisters Anna Ruth and Molly Morrison said their mother and grandmother were singers growing up and the Cannon School students are continuing that tradition by exceling in the arts inside and outside of school.
First off, there’s Anna Ruth who has been playing the viola since the fifth grade. The junior takes lessons outside of school and plays in the Cannon orchestra. And this year she made 4th chair and performed with the North Carolina All-State Orchestra.
But what is a viola? According to Anna Ruth, it’s the perfect instrument for her.